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2017-06-17

Arno Dalz-Anbor, aged 20

Arno Jadoka Dalz-Anbor (14th July 1915 - 22nd January 1963) was an Ullannessa writer. He was a key figure in the New Line literary movement and a major post-modernist author. Dalz-Anbor wrote thirteen novels, four collections of short stories and was a regular contributor to surrealist magazine, The Offal. He was born into a middle class family in Firea and was sent at an early age to a military college as a boarding recruit. He went on to become a successful soldier but was dishonourably discharged in 1939 after becoming addicted to the Caztobal plant, a dependency that would affect him for the rest of his life. Returning to civilian life he worked in a variety of menial jobs, renting an apartment in Etatono with an old school friend and columnist, Fran Mikal-Swar who encouraged him to write about his experiences in the army. He was introduced to, and became a part of, the 1940s Etatono underground scene. He was a charismatic figure who gained a reputation as a great storyteller and womaniser.

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2017-06-03

Flyht Myrcia boarding pass

Flyht Myrcia is the flag-carrier of Myrcia, with its headquarters in Dunwic and its hub at Dunwic Flyhthæfen International. It is a member of the Geolliance code-sharing alliance and operates services to 50 destinations in Uletha and Tarephia. The company slogan "ar flyht, ar eambihtan, ar arraf" (Myrcian) means "to fly, to serve, to arrive" in Ingerish.

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2017-05-15

Origins Store Interior

Origins is a retail chain that belongs to Metyur S.A., the largest retailer in Yuris. It was the first supermarket chain operating in Yuris, starting in 1965, when the first store was opened in Icónico, Nelyto City. Today, Origins remains a reference in Yuris food retail sector. Its stores are mainly located in large malls or in alone stores on the major Yurin cities.

Since 1959, Metyur S.A. manifested its intention to invest on the food retail market. That was accomplished when the first Modelo store (previous name of Origins), was opened in Icónico, Nelyto City. Its large dimension and the availability not only of the supermarket but also small shops made Modelo a success case. In fact, all Modelo stores followed Icónico’s example model.

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2017-05-01

Location of Myrcia

The Kingdom of Myrcia (Myrcian: Ríce Cyning Myrcia) is an island nation which is located in the the Hesperic Ocean (Myrcian: Lagufæsten) off the north-western coast of Uletha. It lies 60mi (110km) west of Scandmark and 80mi (140km) south-west of Ingerland. The country covers around 1,188 sq mi (3,079 km2) with a population of just under 1,000,000 people. The official language is Myrcian but Ingerish and Scandic are also widely spoken.

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2017-04-15

Queen Angela The Founder

Eshein, officially the Kingdom of Eshein is a small sovereign state in eastern Uletha bordered by Mergany and Viljanni to the north, by Nelavia to the south, by the Darcodian Sea to the west and by the Gulf of Volta (Ardentic Ocean) to the east. The capital city and the largest city is New Tyrrin.

Eshein is devided into two states: Keswerg, the northern side of the Strait of Owneheym, and Atelfain, in the southen side. The division into two states existed since Eshein was "The Colony of New Colsex". The immigrants from Ingerland setteled in the north, in Keswerg, and the Mergans from the time that Eshein's land was ruled by Mergany, were forced to reside in the south, in Atelfain. Immigration from both countries is still legal, although the nationality of the first settlers is Eshen today.
Eshein is a member of the Eastern Ulethan Organisation of Independent Allies (EUOIA) and the Assembly of Nations. Eshein, as it is today, was created in 1806 by the first queen of Eshein, Queen Angela The Founder (pictured).

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2017-04-01

Miroslav Fryder, an influential Litvanian writer

The Litvanians are an ethnic group that live mostly in and are native to Litvania. They are a part of the Syrillangan ethnic group of peoples. They speak the Litvanian language, which is an official language in Litvania.

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2017-03-15

Antharia Coat of Arms

Antharia is a federal semi-presidential republic in central-southern Uletha. It includes 5 constituent provinces and one autonomous province. Antharia covers an area of 59,102.75 square kilometres and is bordered by Niscavo and Cimenoire to the west, Euresia and Carpathia to the north and Aurenia to the east. Antharia is a founding member of the Ulethan Alliance. Its capital and largest city is Bărădin.

Antharia has a long history, with its founding as a kingdom dating to between 300 and 600 AD. The creation of the Federal Republic of Antharia in 1943 was through the unification of the western states (which were previously under Niscavan, Cimenoirean, and Euresian administration) created in the aftermath of 3rd Antharian War. Modern day Antharia is multi-party democratic republic.

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2017-02-16

Location of Archanta

Archanta is a continent south of Uletha and east of Tarephia. The continent has a narrow isthmus near 20 latitude south which divides the continent into a northern and a southern part. To facilitate easy transport of cargo and people by ship a canal was built in the nation of Mecyna, cutting through the isthmus and connecting the White Sea in the west with the Gulf of Archanta in the east.

The continent is divided into four subcontinents:

  • Archanta Major - The main northern mass of the continent
  • Archanta Minor - The northeasternmost extension of the continent, entirely within the country of Commonia
  • Gwynian - The southwestern extension of the northern part of the continent
  • Astrasia - The part of the continent south of the canal

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2017-01-14

METRE Metro Train arriving at station

The Trevers Metro (Franquese: Metro de Trevrès) is a public rapid transit system serving the Trevers Metropolitan Area. The network is owned by the City of Trevers and operated by METRE, which also operates the trams, commuter rail, ferries, cable car and local buses. The Trevers Metro today counts 8 operating lines, with a ninth line expecting to start operation in 2017. The metro system is of large importance for transport in the dense city and is one of the larger metro systems in Tarephia.

The first line was built in 1902 and started operation in 1908 between Waverly Cross and Unity Station. The line was operated by the West Verona Railway Company, that owned and executed all railways in the west of Verona and in the Trevers-Ansley area. In August 1908, only the fourth day after starting service a train caught fire at Unity Station, killing dozens of people and leaving the railway heavily damaged. The planned construction for the line was delayed and parts of the railway station had to be rebuild for trains to arrive and depart. Reconstruction was finished 15 months after the disaster and the trains continued regular service in January 1910.

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2016-12-4

Images from the 3rd Glastian Civil War

The Glastian Civil War, widely known in Glaster as The Communist War or just 'The War', took place from 1945 to 1947 and was fought between the Republicans, who were loyal to the democratic, centrist North Glastian Republic, and the Communists, a popular group formed after a military coup, led by Winby Swalleth. The existing government won the war at a great cost, and was left as a socialist leaning government for much of the 20th century, up to unification in 1979.

The war became notable for the political division it inspired and for the many atrocities that were committed. Massacres occurred on both sides, the most notable being the Bovier massacre during the last weeks of the siege. An estimated 5000 civilians were killed by artillery and bombs in the crossfire as the North Glastian Army moved in to take the city. A smaller but significant number of killings took place over the course of July 1946, where approximately 3000 inhabitants of Wyndham and the surrounding area were killed for 'supporting the Republicans'. Immediately after the war during the unrest around Wyndham thousands more were killed, though the figures remain uncertain.

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2016-11-18

Banner of the Order of Knight Venturers

The Most Noble Order of Venturers is today the premier Order in the Wesman honours system. The King of Wesmandy is Grand Master of the Order and it is awarded to men and, since 1980, women in the single class of Knight Companion of the Order. Members are usually referred to simply as "Knight Venturer"; they can use the title "Sir" or "Dame" and place the letters "KV" after their names. The number of Companions is limited to 28, as it has been since the order's foundation in 1167 (but in the Middle Era there was an unlimited number of Knights Deputy, a rank which no longer exists).

The Most Noble Order and Brotherhood of Venturers for the Honour and Glory of God - was founded by a group of Ingerish knights in 1105 for the purpose of defending the church and faith from all forms of attack, internal or external, wherever it may be threatened. It was a espiscopal creation, owing allegiance to Church rather than to any monarch, and was from the beginning a maritime force, travelling mainly by sea and acquiring arguably unrivalled skill in naval warfare.

The order's minor modern role as an honour belies its fundamental importance in the history of Wesmandy.

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2016-11-01

Serie C, Group A

Football (soccer) is one of the biggest passions of Brasonian people. In 1970, ten football clubs decides to create a national league. These clubs were Atl.Barra (Barra- MR), Atl.Cpo.Verde (Cpo.Verde-RV), Atl.Carioca (Gloria- LR), FC Campos (Campos- OL), FC Campo Verde (Cpo.Verde-RV), Conquistense (Conquista- RV), Desp.Ferroviária (Cpo.Verde-RV), Laranjal (Gloria- LR), Nacional (Baía Azul- OL) and Olimpia FC (Barra- MR). They invited Atl.Campista (Nova Campos- OL) and FC Santiago (Santiago- LR) and played the first edit of Serie A. The first match was FC Campo Verde vs. Olimpia, at Estádio Central, in Campo Verde, June 12th, exactly 68 years later the first match at the country, but it finish 0x0. The first goal of the league was scored only one day after, by Rafael Gomes, when Atl.Carioca won Nacional by 1x0, in Gloria city. This first edition finished with Desportiva Ferroviária as first champion, winning Olimpia by 2x0 in final match. In 1971, more 4 clubs was invited and since then, the Serie A is played by 16 clubs.

Brasonian Serie A is considered one of the best football leagues of the World.

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2016-10-16

The Pointing Man statue viewed from the town of Urne

The Pointing Man is a monumental bronze and copper statue located on a small island near the town of Urne in Shadze-Ma. The statue was designed and built by unknown architects. It was found lying in shallow water in the Inner Sound of Shadze-Ma in 1867 and twelve years later, in 1879, it was raised from the seabed. Between 1897 and 1898 it was lifted onto a pedestal with a giant crane in one of the most advanced engineering operations of its era.

The pedestal base it now stands on is formed by a former defensive fortification constructed during the colonial occupation of the islands by Ionadàlba. The island on which the statue stands, formerly known as Eelan Gaivikc (Sand Island) is today known as Eelan Sorkcan (Pedestal Island).

The statue depicts a bearded and naked muscular man with an outstretched arm whose hand points to a distant horizon. His other arm rests on his hip and he is sculpted as if about to step from the pedestal. The statue stands 36 metres from the foot to the top of the head. From the base of the pedestal to the top of the head, the height is 71 metros.

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2016-10-01

Symbol most frequently associated with Symvanism

Gitaenhōlyuē (from ancient Rōlese "gitenaly", "knowledge"), or Symvanism in Ingerish (from "συμβάν" ("symván"), "event, happening") is the name for the mostly obsolete but still punctually performed native religion of Kojo. The faith consolidated around the city of during the 9th century, and since then has a well-established system of three theological principles (called Shukkyubu). Symvanist Shrines and Temples can be found all over Kojo.

In comparison to monotheistic religions, Symvanism stands out by worshipping a vaguely set number of Gods (in temples), as well as spirits and mythical events (in temples). There is no sacred, all-encompassing body of text that the faith relies on, however there is a number of texts written by scholars throughout the ages that are unanimously accepted by the fellowship.

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2016-09-17

Irhoborin Refugee Settlement

The Irhoborin Refugee Settlement, near Molli, Duvar, Commonia, is one of the largest refugee camps in the world (map). Densely packed into almost exactly 5 km2 are over 150,000 people, mostly from the neighboring constituent region and city of Sarangonia, where fighting in the ongoing Commonian Civil War has been exceptionally violent.

The camp has been built in four "phases," each phase consisting of four "zones" with approximately 1000 10-person (two family) "tents" (not really tents but plywood structures on gravel floors). Thus the planned capacity for the camp was originally 160,000. With the destruction of Phase II, however, the current official capacity for the settlement is listed as 122380 persons.

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2016-09-04

The Belphenian flag

Belphenia (officially the Theocratic People's Kingdom of Belphenia (TPKB; Nihonish:ベルフェニア) is a country in southeastern Uletha, consisting of 28 prefectures and 12 states. It is a theocracy, and shares land borders with UL015 to the north, Orinoco to the east, Xerneas to the west, Pasundan-Padjadjaran to the south across the Sound of Pa, and Commonia to the southeast across the Belphenian Sea. Its capital city is Remiville. The name Belphenia is derived from the names Belphine and Beretania. This is a very rare name, and is very uncommon until Native Belphenians traveled to other countries and helped many people to recognize the name. Since 2011, Belphenia's official state religion is Great Heart, the religion that influenced Belphenia's expedition to find the truth about world events, which is why Belphenia is often referred to as "The Land of the Truth". The country is well known for establishing organizations known as Guilds, and is the major exporter of swords.

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2016-08-14

View of Torre Kapanadze

The Torre Kapanadze is a major landmark in the city of Villa Constitución, DF, in the Ardisphere. Built as a centerpiece for the Parque Centenario (of the 1914 Centennial Exposition) and designed by famed engineer and architect Jorge Kapanadze, the iron lattice observation tower has become an icon synonymous with the capital city, appearing on everything from postcards to tee-shirts to official stationary. Villanos affectionally call the tower "La Kapa" and it is the single most-visited tourist attraction in the Ardisphere.

The tower stands 333 meters in height including its spire, with the topmost observation floor at 301 meters. There are three pillars supporting the structure, each with upgraded elevators and stairs. Many tourists climb the stairs as a kind of challenge. The tower was the tallest man-made structure in the Ardisphere from its completion in 1914 until the construction of the Torre 79 in 1959. The several spacious observation floors include a food court, gift shop, the live radio broadcasting studios of the famous Ruífono network, and an artists-in-residence workshop space.

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2016-07-18

Excelsior Opera in Wiwaxmouthe.

Wiwaxmouthe is the capital of Wiwaxia. The city proper has 1.29 million residents and a metro area of 2.1 million. It is the largest city in Wiwaxia, with extensive transportation links including two major train stations, the Wiwax Pargiter International Airport and several major highways. Wiwaxmouthe is the seat of government, with both Parliament and the royal palace of Excelsior. It is also home to the country's primary naval base, the Royal Admiralty.

The first recorded history is of the Abbey of St. Kenelm and the little village that grew around it, founded c. 1530 originally by Kalmish monks. However, it wasn't until more than a century later when the Ingerish gained a permanent foothold that construction began on the Little Mother Palace, which was the true beginning of the city of Wiwaxmouthe.

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2016-07-01

Varkuta also sells entire Demolition Cars.

Varkuta Motorparts is the most important private company from Goy-flag-alternative.png Goytakanya. Ironically, it was founded in Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere, so far away from goytakano lands.

The company was founded in 2002, by Belaz Ek Varkuta, a experienced mechanic who was born in Grakteh (southeast Goytakanya) but lives in Buques, DS (Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere) since 10 years old. In 2001, during a visit to relatives in Grakteh, he was very impressed with demolition derbies played in his motherland. Coming back to Ardisphere, he decides creating Varkuta Motorparts, buying old cars and scrap metal in Ardisphere and providing parts to goytakano demolition racers.

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2016-06-18

Sra Ordon-Grabb in her uniform as a member of the capital city reserve.

Elvira Ordon-Grabb (born 1811, Islandia, DS; died 1873, Jack Woss Creek, DS) was an Ardispherian politician who served as the president of the short-lived, breakaway Repúblicas Autónomas del Sur (RAS) during the Ardispherian Civil War, from 1855 until 1858.

Ordon-Grabb was born to a wealthy family of Ingerish descent which had settled in the village of Islandia, on the island called Isla Cerrada on the Ardisphere's south coast. She grew up fairly privileged and by her own account had no interest but to continue the family sea-trading business and marry her first love, a sailor and ship's mate some 10 years older than she who had the euphonious name of William Ward Walter. Her fiancé, however, was arrested for piracy in 1830 (and there is controversy to this day as to whether he was actually engaged in piracy or not, but recent research suggests that he was). Because of that, Ordon-Grabb was suddenly inspired to study law, and graduated in 1837 from the Colegio La Fourchet in Palmeras Grises, DS.

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2016-06-02

St. Richards from above, view across the Forum.

St. Richards, formally known as the Duchy of St. Richards, is the capital, second largest city in the Kingdom of Pretany, and one of the most densely populated cities in Uletha. It is the country's principal political, Religious, and cultural centre, sometimes described as the Heart of Pretany. In 2014, according to the census, St. Richards had 8.3 million inhabitants. The city-state covers an area of 2,128 km² and is one of the three last remaining duchies in Pretany, along with Port Emporia and Raggleneth. St. Richards had been a small Nortian trading post since antiquity, but became a duchy occupying the north bank of the Little Turpis River with its formation during the Second Great Reformation, or the fall of the Inaran Nation and the creation of the Kingdom of Pretany, on 17 September 1373, replacing the former capital of Port Emporia. Since the formation of the St. Richards Papacy, the catholic faith and Franquese language spread throughout the globe partially due to the efforts of the Beglidere dynasty.

The centers of all branches of the federal monarchy of Pretany are located within the duchy, including the Royal Palace, presidential offices, Pretanic Federal Legislature buildings, House of Parliament, and the Royal Court. St. Richards is home to many national monuments, museums, and religious houses which are primarily situated on or around Old St. Richards Forum and Kingdom Square. The city hosts 30 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, and professional associations.

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2016-03-28

2015 Khaiwoon Grand Prix poster.

The Khaiwoon Grand Prix is an auto racing event of the Open Geofiction Federation International of Autosports (OGFIA), held annually every March in the city-state of Khaiwoon. It is organized by both the Formula Plus (FP+) and Premier Formula (1PF) racing organizations, and features both FP+ and 1PF races. Tens of thousands of racing fans from all over the world attend the event every year.

The racing takes place on a roughly triangular street circuit laid out in the Eastside area of the city, with Tacaikheeë Street on one side of the triangle, Eastside Avenue on another, and the Khagwai Transversale on the third. These streets are closed for several days in preparation for the race, as barriers are put up and other alterations are made for the racing vehicles. The course is slightly over three kilometers (two miles) in length and cars travel clockwise around the circuit. Large viewing stands are assembled alongside the course in Jopeeë Park as well as Kennedy Green to accommodate the demand for viewing. The racing is also visible from several hotels and other tall buildings in the area, and is broadcast by a number of sports television networks around the world. Extensive coverage of the Grand Prix is found in many local print publications, including the Times of Khaiwoon and others.

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2016-02-18

Typical QUARTA Signs.

QUARTA, or Quentinsburgh Urban Area Rapid Transit Authority, is the primary provider of mass transit/ public transportation in the Quentinsburgh, Freedemia metropolitan Area.

QUARTA was created in 1930 with the creation of the first functional subway line, then running under James Street and Mark Street in downtown Quentinsburgh. Within ten to fifteen years it had expanded to a two-branch line known as the "Red Line Subway". As the system expanded, this naming would be dropped for named lines.

Historically, QUARTA primarily ran the metro system and FCTA, or Freedemian Capital Transit Authority, ran most of the bus system. From 1935 to 1957 or so FCTA also ran a system of streetcars. However, as the QUARTA subway expanded, FCTA began to eliminate the streetcars in favor for improved bus service. In 1982 FCTA combined with QUARTA to create the modern QUARTA system.

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2016-02-18

The most well-known collection of Karolian mythology is Paavo Liipunen's Karolian Legends for Children, first published in 1907. This is a colour illustrated edition from 1929.

The mythology of the area comprising modern Karolia dates back at least to the second century BC. Although there are many different versions of individual myths and characters throughout the country, all broadly feature the same stories, gods and human actors.

The Kyori culture has its own myths in addition to the Karolian ones.

The majority of myths extant today originate from the bardic tradition of the third to ninth centuries AD. The tales were written in poetic and prose forms and seem to have been performed as entertainment at gatherings and around shamanistic rituals. It appears that performances of certain tales were thought to facilitate contact with the ancestors and reveal hidden knowledge. The bards were thus highly respected in society and could expect to be given food and shelter in exchange for their performances. Knowledge of the stories and in particular how to accompany oneself on the harp was a closely guarded secret and would only be shared with apprentices.

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2016-01-21

A section of the mostly demolished Westwall near Dreamclyffe, along the border with Garlis. The Walls of Pretany were built by King Beglidere in the early 15th century.

Kingdom of Pretany (prɛt ɑːn iː; Kalmish: Prenti, Romantian: Prétania) is a Federal Monarchy in central Uletha. Its capital city is the Duchy of St. Richards and largest city is the Duchy of Port Emporia. It borders with Galicia and Unie der Dagelanden to the northeast, Garlis and Ísztianország to the northwest, Sathria to the southwest, Mazan and Suria to the southeast. King David XII of St. Marks is the current reigning monarch, with Sean Hamilton as life-term president and Rodney Wallaver as elected prime minister. The large kingdom was founded by the combination of several distinct Petty Kingdoms over the course of 2000 years.

A feudal holdover, some of the kingdoms, specifically Inara, still maintains its own independent monarchy working in conjunction with the pretanic monarchy. One of the oldest kingdoms within the annexed lands, Antigo, rebelled in a bloody uprising and split away creating the Pretanic Faction State. The kingdom now is split with the totalitarian rogue state creating a constant threat to the civility of the remainder of Pretany. The monarchy still federally recognizes Antigo as part of the kingdom of Pretany, even though the faction state has been in a de-facto state of war with the kingdom since 1940. The borders of the Kingdom were once tightly patrolled with large ancient walls to the north, east, and south, and the Egyt Mountains to the west and northwest, keeping out the "barbaric tribes".

Pretany retains a standard of nationalism, independence of resources, and has successfully retained one of the highest GDPs in the world at $8.5 trillion. The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Pretanic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Pretany has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, crops, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The crop and lumber industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product, giving it the nickname of the Breadbasket of Uletha.

Geographically speaking, Pretany is currently one of the largest in size and the most populated country in Uletha, spanning the mountainous border of Sathria to the Great Rift Sound, with a population of 176 million people. In the center of the Kingdom sits Pretanic Lake, a large inland sea within a caldera, created by geological forces in conjunction with the Great Rift Sound. In ancient timesThe Petty Kingdoms of Pretany were the main gateway for most of the continent's trade routes through the Egyt Mountains at Westward Gate.

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